Looking for a syrup to flavor desserts, cocktail and your cheese tray, this Cranberry Anise Syrup has the perfect level of sweet, bitter and spiciness to compliment your fall and winter recipes. Place it in an attractive glass jar, tie a ribbon on it and you have a hostess gift to bring along to your next holiday gathering.
Cranberry Anise Syrup
- 1 1/2 cups cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 star anise
- 1/2 stick of cinnamon
In a small to medium sauce pan on medium heat on the stove bring water, sugar and cranberries to a simmer. Add star anise and cinnamon. Keep on low heat until cranberries begin to pop and break down. Use a wooden spoon on muddler to break them down further and combine ingredients.
Leave on low for 15 minutes till liquid begins to thicken up.
Strain mixture to remove cranberries and spices.
Place cooled syrup in glass container. Refrigerate unused portion.
What is your favorite way to use cranberries? Leave a recipe idea in the comments below!